The Death Jester, Aeldari’s embodiment of unyielding Death, harbors no mercy within its heart. With a formidable shuriken cannon in hand, each round it unleashes carries virulent biotoxins that unleash a cataclysmic fate upon its unfortunate targets, causing their metabolisms to explosively detonate in a spectacular display of destruction. Prepare to witness the chilling prowess of the Death Jester as it leaves a trail of devastation in its wake.
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What’s in the Death Jester box
- x10 plastic components that make 1 Harlequin Death Jester, armed with a shrieker cannon, with a choice of 2 face masks.
- x1 Citadel 25mm round base.
How to paint the Death Jester set
- Step 1: Base Coat – Black Clothing
Begin by applying a base coat of black paint to the Death Jester’s clothing. Use a black paint like Abaddon Black or any other black paint you prefer. Apply an even layer, ensuring full coverage over the entire area of the clothing.
- Step 2: Base Coat – White Skull Headgear
Next, paint the skull headgear with a white color. Colors like White Scar or any other white paint of your choice will work well for this step. Apply the white paint carefully, ensuring clean and defined lines.
- Step 3: Detailing – Yellow Accents
Add yellow accents to the Death Jester’s attire and accessories. Colors like Yriel Yellow or Averland Sunset can be used for this step. Apply the yellow paint to small areas such as belts, buckles, or other details you want to highlight. Take your time and be precise.
- Step 4: Detailing – Gems and Weapon
Paint the gems on the Death Jester’s gun with a vibrant blue color. For example, you can use a paint like Kantor Blue or Altdorf Guard Blue. Apply the blue paint carefully to the gems, ensuring they stand out.
- Step 5: Highlighting – Clothing and Headgear
Using a slightly lighter shade of black or gray, carefully highlight the edges and raised areas of the clothing. This will add depth and definition to the black color. For example, you can use a paint like Eshin Grey or Dawnstone for this step. Apply the lighter shade sparingly to create subtle highlights.
- Step 6: Detailing – Face and Eyes
Paint the Death Jester’s face with a flesh tone, such as Kislev Flesh or Cadian Fleshtone. Apply the paint carefully, ensuring smooth and even coverage. Add details to the eyes using a fine brush and a contrasting color, such as Mephiston Red or a similar shade, to make them stand out.
- Step 7: Wash – Shading and Depth
Apply a wash, such as Nuln Oil or Drakenhof Nightshade, to the entire model. This will settle into the recessed areas, adding shading and depth to the paintwork. Ensure the wash is evenly applied and wipe off any excess.
- Step 8: Final Touches
Add any final details you desire, such as freehand designs, additional highlights, or weathering effects, to enhance the overall look of the Death Jester. Take your time and let your creativity guide you in this step.
- Step 9: Varnish
To protect your painted Death Jester and give it a finished look, apply a varnish. Choose a matte varnish to maintain a sleek appearance. Follow the instructions on the varnish product for proper application.